Come Join MissionFiT’s Newest Class: RECLAIM
MissionFiT is intentional about helping folks help themselves, especially when those folks are in the tougher times of life. Maybe you or someone you know is in a season of life that seems everything sets off a new problem until the camel has taken on his last straw. If so, then Reclaim, MissionFiT’s newest class, is for you.
What Is MissionFiT’s New Class: RECLAIM?
A very slow paced class designed to help folks get their bodies back to movement and health. The goal is a focus on recalibrating the nervous system and releasing built up physical tension as well as some endorphins along the way. We will practice:
- Deep stretching
- Breathing techniques
- Somatic movement
- Essential Steaming
- Dry brushing
- Some body weight movement
The idea is to focus on just a few basics and one at a time, building the health blocks back up.
Who Can Participate?
This first class is open to 8 women that are roughly within the one-year window of experiencing a trauma. The class is free and by invitation only.
- 8 week class
- Begins June 29-Aug 19 and offered Quarterly
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:15am, 45 minute class
- Location is 6411 Shaftesbury Lane Charlotte OR Zoom option if need be
- A Wait List will be offered. So interested participants will be updated on future classes
- Roughly within the one-year window of experiencing a trauma
- Participants must have either been through, currently in, or enrolled to start in counseling.
If you know someone who could benefit from this class, please share this opportunity and have them connect with Coach K directly. Because the level or type of trauma can be sensitive in nature, use wisdom and discernment in communicating the opportunity to others. So Coach K needs anyone referring a participant to do the following:
- Provide some awareness (even just a general note) about the trauma experienced.
- Give them notice they will need to generally share the experience with Coach K
- Have a counselor provide a release form to Coach K.
Why MissionFiT’s New Class: RECLAIM?
According to the CDC, more than 60% of adults have experienced trauma as children. Additionally, America is at it’s highest rates of stress and anxiety as well as highest rates of suicide ever! And we don’t take good care of ourselves when we are under a lot of stress, anxiety or have experienced trauma.
What is Trauma?
Trauma is any event, experience, or situation that overwhelms our ability to cope and process what happens to us. Any trauma can be so deeply devastating and hurtful on a mental, emotional, physical, and or spiritual level that we lose a sense of ourselves. If trauma goes unresolved, it can get stored in our systems – our bodies, minds, and nervous systems – causing long-lasting effects in our lives. Recall some facts from these past MissionFiT blogs:
- PTSD & Trauma: Struggling & Getting Help
- The Body & Chronic Stress
- Silent Images video series: Compass & Light
What Does Trauma Look Like?
To a degree trauma is in the eye of the beholder. Furthermore, when little “t” traumas aren’t handled they can turn into a Big “T” trauma.
At its core, trauma is an emotional injury. It’s what all the different types of trauma have in common. The emotional scars we carry run deep. Unless we work through the trauma, we may never feel that safety in life again.
Brain Body Traumatic Connection
Close your eyes and think about your favorite food or perhaps even your favorite candy….maybe it’s sweet tarts….
Notice as you think about it you can start to get a smell for it and eventually you start salivating….BRAIN BODY CONNECTION!
So clearly, when we think something in our mind, our body responds to that. So if that can happen on a very simple level, what do you think happens on a much larger scale, meaning trauma and stress?
Studies show that when our body is in a stressed state it will take 24% longer to heal from an injury. This study was actually done with caregivers caring for those with dementia.
When we have a trauma we have a release of cytokines in the brain and that leads to inflammation. These are proteins that affect the communication between the cells.
Every injury gets worse when untreated. Emotional injury is no different.
When our minds and emotions are in a certain state, our body responds. There’s a lot of looping thoughts in trauma and it causes a heightened nervous system and too much frequency in certain sections of the brain. And….neurons that fire together wire together – for better or for worse. However, in trauma – without redirection we can get stuck in a bad loop, bad patterns.
There is a connection between the prefrontal cortex (executive thinking) and the limbic system (your emotions).
So if we can change what our brain is thinking, then we can change how our emotions are operating…..and consequently we can change the response in the body. Your body needs to have the right conditions to be able to heal.
We want to bring a sense of cohesion back into the body that’s out of balance.
Trauma stored in the brainstem. It’s in your subconscious and it’s protected, so it’s really hard to reach from just cognitive talk therapy when you’re just in the cerebral cortex. Cognitive talk therapy is a big piece of the puzzle but “piece” is the key word there.